Newsroom

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue

As much as farm families love what they do, there is a tremendous amount of stress that can come along with any farming operation, big or small; in good economic times or financial downturns.

Across Kentucky – July 15, 2019
July 11, 2019
Across Kentucky – July 15, 2019

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says Kentucky is leading the way in agricultural hemp production and will help the USDA formulate regulations for the crop.  Secretary Perdue was in Kentucky this month to see agricultural hemp research at the University of Kentucky and learn about the manufacturing industry.

Listen here

Market Closes - July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019
Market Closes - July 9, 2019

CBOT futures closed very mixed with corn and wheat declining and soybeans settling higher by the close. Cattle futures closed sharply higher even as boxed beef values dropped sharply. Beyond the nearby July LH contract, lean hog futures closed sharply higher to locked limit up in the Aug/Oct/Dec contracts.

Market Closes - July 8, 2019
July 8, 2019
Market Closes - July 8, 2019

Corn and soybean futures closed little changed after trading both sides of unchanged. No major news today to move the market. Traders are preparing for Thursday’s monthly USDA crop reports. Cattle futures closed mostly lower with Live Cattle not seeing follow-through from Friday’s move higher. Lean Hog futures fell sharply today with July LH moving to a new 12-month low; the close is barely above the contract low set last July.

Across Kentucky Promo July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019

Listen here

Across Kentucky - July 12, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 12, 2019

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles says it is ideal to visit a Kentucky Proud Farmers Market. Quarles discusses the program, the variety of farm markets across the state, assistance provided to the markets and what the designation means.

Listen here

Across Kentucky - July 11, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 11, 2019

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will hold another of their popular Kentucky Agriculture Training Schools next week at the Research and Education Center in Princeton.  Extension Weed Specialist Dr. Travis Legleiter previews the July 18 Spray Clinic, what topics will be covered and how to sign up.

Listen here